Bank of Southern California NA Announces First Quarter 2019 Results and Reports Growth Amidst Expansion

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019. Total assets grew to $769 million for the first quarter of 2019, a 47% increase compared to the first quarter of 2018. Quarterly net income increased 72% to $1.85 million compared to $1.07 million in Q1 of 2018. Total loans ended the quarter at $629 million and total deposits were $636 million.

First Quarter 2019 Financial Highlights
* Total Assets end at $769 million vs. $768 million at December 31, 2018 and $522 million at March 31, 2018, an increase of 47% over the prior year
* Quarterly Net Income of $1.85 million compares to $2.00 million in Q4 2018 and is up 72% compared to $1.07 million in Q1 2018
* Comparisons are affected by the acquisition of Americas United Bank ("AUB") on July 31, 2018

Nathan Rogge, President and CEO of Bank of Southern California said, "Our first quarter results highlight operating improvements in several key financial areas while we also successfully integrated people, processes, and culture as a result of our recent expansion in the Greater Los Angeles and Orange County regions. As we move forward through 2019, we will remain focused on driving profitable growth as we continue to optimize how we deliver banking services to our customers with an emphasis on speed to market."

"To further support the Bank's growth goals, we have completed an internal restructuring leading to the promotions of Tony DiVita to Chief Operating Officer and Gaylin Anderson to Chief Banking Officer. Additionally, we hired two seasoned Group Managing Directors to lead our growing Business Banking and Branch Banking business units. We are optimistic about the opportunities that are ahead of us as we continue to build Bank of Southern California as a leading community business bank in Southern California," added Rogge.

John Farkash, Chairman of the Board said, "We are pleased with the Bank's year over year results which are attributed to the growth and the efficiencies realized from the acquisition as well as our continued solid organic growth. Overall, we remain confident that our strategic priorities will deliver greater value to our shareholders as we progress through the year and beyond."

Additional Financial Highlights
* Total Deposits - the Bank has been focused on repositioning its deposit portfolio mix to lower cost, non-time deposits while reducing reliance of non-core deposits. While total deposits increased approximately $8 million since December 31, 2018, non-time deposits grew by $25 million as time deposits decreased by $17 million, including $11 million of CDARs time deposits. The Bank expects to continue to reposition its deposit portfolio focused on organic non-time deposit growth. This will have a temporary effect on asset growth, but a longer-term positive impact on net interest margin.
* Total Loans declined $6 million during the quarter to $628 million at quarter end. While new loan production slowed modestly during the quarter, total loans paid off were over $30 million during Q1 2019, primarily from longer term real estate loans, as competition increased with refi-rates moving lower during the quarter.
* Net interest income for Q1 2019 decreased $333 thousand, or 4.1%, to $7.7 million, from $8.0 million in the prior quarter, despite a 2.0% increase in average earning assets. The accretion of fair value discount on the loan portfolio, which added 16 basis points to net interest margin in Q1 2019, declined $118 thousand compared to the prior quarter. Net interest margin declined to 4.41% in Q1 2019 from 4.59% in Q4 of 2018, partially due to cost of deposits, which increased from 0.84% in Q4 2018 to 0.96% in Q1 2019.
* Nonperforming assets were 0.43% of total assets at March 31, 2019, compared to 0.60% in the prior quarter. The allowance for loan losses (ALLL) was 0.74% of total loans at March 31, 2019, up from 0.69% in the prior quarter. When including $2.5 million in loan fair value credit marks (LFVCM), the ALLL and LFVCM represent 1.14% of total loans, up from 1.10% at December 31, 2018.
* The Bank continues to be "well-capitalized", reporting total risk-based capital of 14.6% as of March 31, 2019.

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About Bank of Southern California
A growing community bank, established in 2001, Bank of Southern California, N.A., with headquarters in San Diego, CA, is locally owned and managed, and offers a range of financial products to individuals, professionals and small-to-medium sized businesses. The Bank's solution-driven, relationship-based approach to banking provides accessibility to decision makers and enhances value through strong partnerships with its clients. The Bank currently operates ten branches in San Diego County, Los Angeles County, and the Coachella Valley in Riverside County, as well as production offices in Orange County and West Los Angeles. For more information, please visit or call (858) 847-4780.

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release may contain comments or information that constitute forward-looking statements (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) and Bank of Southern California intends for such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions of that Act.
Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They often include the words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate," or words of similar meaning, or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "could," or "may." Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, nor should they be relied upon as representing management's views as of any subsequent date. Future events are difficult to predict. Forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties and actual results may differ materially from those presented, either expressed or implied, in this news release. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to: the ability of the Bank to successfully execute its business plan; changes in interest rates and interest rate relationships; changes in demand for products and services; the degree of competition by traditional and non-traditional competitors; changes in banking legislation or regulation; changes in tax laws; changes in prices, levies and assessments; the impact of technological advances; the outcomes of contingencies; trends in customer behavior as well as their ability to repay loans; and changes in the national and local economy.

Bank of Southern California undertakes no obligation to update or clarify forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Quarterly Financial Highlights
Quarterly1st Qtr Prior Years
($$ in thousands except per share data)2019 2018 2018 2018 2018
1st Qtr4th Qtr3rd Qtr2nd Qtr1st Qtr2017 2016
   Net interest income$7,6988,0316,7365,2824,8513,9193,526
   Provision for loan losses$300450450400300169138
   NonInterest income$4205265776021,098404299
   NonInterest expense$5,1985,2795,5873,6524,0532,9722,830
   Income tax expense$771823401526524472353
   Net income$1,8492,0058751,3061,072710504
   Basic earnings per share$
   Average shares outstanding8,409,2728,402,2517,689,8276,991,3275,281,2975,140,4974,307,538
   Ending shares outstanding8,410,5228,408,0228,398,0926,998,7506,953,7205,140,4974,307,538
   Return on average assets0.99%1.07%0.52%1.00%0.90%0.67%0.59%
   Return on average common equity7.30%7.91%3.77%6.85%8.53%6.37%5.78%
   Yield on loans5.66%5.63%5.30%5.38%5.13%4.89%4.87%
   Yield on earning assets5.36%5.40%4.87%4.78%4.78%4.27%4.66%
   Cost of deposits0.96%0.84%0.72%0.62%0.53%0.34%0.28%
   Net interest margin4.41%4.59%4.23%4.22%4.27%3.95%4.40%
   Efficiency ratio64.03%61.70%76.40%62.06%68.13%68.75%73.99%
   Tangible equity to tangible assets11.29%11.01%11.14%14.54%14.14%10.24%9.90%
   Book value (BV) per common share$12.3012.0611.7711.0010.798.838.13
   Tangible BV per common share$10.079.819.4910.8110.598.547.69
   Net loan charge-offs (recoveries)$(7)(0)(29)341(9)(54)(0)
   Allowance for loan losses (ALLL)$4,6794,3733,9223,4433,3853,1432,565
   ALLL to total loans0.74%0.69%0.65%0.83%0.83%0.90%0.82%
   Loan fair value credit marks (LFVCM)$2,4792,5942,8346817591,3111,766
   ALLL and LFVCM to total loans1.14%1.10%1.11%0.99%1.01%1.28%1.38%
   Nonperforming loans$3,2984,5743,7332,7471,2722,0402,054
   Other real estate owned$0000014698
   Nonperforming assets to total assets0.43%0.60%0.51%0.53%0.24%0.51%0.59%
   Total loans$628,538634,651606,753414,925409,196349,348313,971
   Total assets$768,823767,948734,923521,437522,118430,334367,122
   Loans to deposits98.88%101.09%95.88%93.86%92.10%91.22%100.53%
   Shareholders' equity$103,481101,36098,86577,00675,01645,36738,050
   Full-time equivalent employees96949465736564
   Total loans$629,799627,544540,165407,779403,693332,308301,535
   Earning assets$707,920694,190632,508501,776460,636402,698321,752
   Total assets (net of AFS valuation)$755,842741,463670,942525,934484,628426,831343,841
   Shareholders' equity$102,707100,50092,09176,44050,98345,17537,992

News from Bank of Southern California NA

Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019. Total assets grew to $769 million for the first quarter of 2019, a 47% increase compared to the first quarter of 2018. Quarterly net income increased 72% to $1.85 million compared to $1.07 million in Q1 of 2018. Total loans ended the quarter at $629 million and total deposits were $636 million.

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